The Generation Gap READING ANSWERS.pdf

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The Generation gap 1 ANSWER KEY Part 1: Main Points 1. The author’s purpose in the introduction is to a) explain the three technological waves that occurred over the 20 th Century b) emphasise the aspect of change over the life spans of four generations c) introduce the four generations and their different characteristics d) explain how technology is connected to each generation 2. The author’s main purpose in the article is to a) provide a broad understanding of the characteristics of the four generations b) compare the four generations and explain how they relate to each other c) discuss how technological changes have affected each generation d) argue that the characteristics of each generation are unique 3. In the article, the author illustrates how each generation a) uniquely influences the technology, culture and society of its time b) influences the next generation through technology and in the work place c) influences and is influenced by the technology and socio-cultural factors of its time d) impacts on society through their use of technology in the home and in the work place 4. The 2 generations contrasted the most by the author are a) The Silent Generation and the Baby Boomers b) The Silent Generation and the GI Generation c) The Baby Boomers and Generation X d) Generation X and Generation Y 5. Generation Y is different to the other generations in that they a) have traveled more widely and constitute the largest generation out of the four b) have a global perspective and have always known computer technology c) are optimistic and have the power to change their situation d) become bored easily and change jobs and careers often Part 2: Close reading 6. Rosen states that in the 1950s, for the first time, a) teenagers were identified as a social group that did not go to war b) the Silent Generation experienced modern technology c) teenagers were identified as a separate social group d) the Silent Generation was compared to their parents 7. The article describes the Silent Generation as a) cautious, unadventurous, patriotic and loyal b) disappointing, confused, and conventional c) reliable, committed and rebellious d) high-achievers and patriotic
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